Injury Mechanism – Long blue threadlike tentacles. Signs and Symptoms – Stinging, burning, redness, swelling of lymph nodes. Long welt lines. Severe Reaction – Difficulty with breathing and or, altered level of consciousness. Treat these symptoms as a medical emergency
IMMEDIATE FIRST AID ADVICE:
1) Pick off any visible tentacles with small stick, or anything handy, being careful to avoid any further injury,
2) Rinse the sting thoroughly with salt or fresh water to remove any adhering tentacles.
3)Apply All-Stings to the stung area.
4) Apply ice (if available) to the stung area.
5) Consider even the slightest breathing difficulty or altered level of consciousness as a Medical Emergency.